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Employment Situation Summary Table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Summary table B. Establishment data, seasonally adjusted
Category Dec.
2020
Oct.
2021
Nov.
2021(p)
Dec.
2021(p)

EMPLOYMENT BY SELECTED INDUSTRY
(Over-the-month change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

-306 648 249 199

Total private

-274 714 270 211

Goods-producing

82 100 72 54

Mining and logging

0 4 2 6

Construction

47 44 35 22

Manufacturing

35 52 35 26

Durable goods(1)

18 36 17 20

Motor vehicles and parts

3.9 21.3 -5.9 4.2

Nondurable goods

17 16 18 6

Private service-providing

-356 614 198 157

Wholesale trade

14.8 14.3 11.2 13.7

Retail trade

30.1 50.6 -13.3 -2.1

Transportation and warehousing

-43.2 56.8 42.2 18.7

Utilities

-1.0 0.1 -0.1 -0.2

Information

9 12 1 0

Financial activities

18 28 17 8

Professional and business services(1)

159 130 72 43

Temporary help services

62.1 49.6 0.5 -1.6

Education and health services(1)

-29 71 14 10

Health care and social assistance

38.9 51.8 8.0 6.1

Leisure and hospitality

-498 211 41 53

Other services

-16 40 13 13

Government

-32 -66 -21 -12

(3-month average change, in thousands)

Total nonfarm

213 503 425 365

Total private

346 547 469 398

WOMEN AND PRODUCTION AND NONSUPERVISORY EMPLOYEES
AS A PERCENT OF ALL EMPLOYEES(2)

Total nonfarm women employees

49.7 49.8 49.8 49.8

Total private women employees

48.3 48.5 48.5 48.4

Total private production and nonsupervisory employees

81.5 81.6 81.6 81.5

HOURS AND EARNINGS
ALL EMPLOYEES

Total private

Average weekly hours

34.7 34.7 34.7 34.7

Average hourly earnings

$29.91 $31.01 $31.12 $31.31

Average weekly earnings

$1,037.88 $1,076.05 $1,079.86 $1,086.46

Index of aggregate weekly hours (2007=100)(3)

105.4 110.2 110.5 110.7

Over-the-month percent change

-0.6 0.3 0.3 0.2

Index of aggregate weekly payrolls (2007=100)(4)

150.8 163.5 164.4 165.7

Over-the-month percent change

0.5 0.9 0.6 0.8

DIFFUSION INDEX
(Over 1-month span)(5)

Total private (257 industries)

61.7 71.6 69.6 59.5

Manufacturing (75 industries)

70.0 65.3 69.3 57.3

Footnotes
(1) Includes other industries, not shown separately.
(2) Data relate to production employees in mining and logging and manufacturing, construction employees in construction, and nonsupervisory employees in the service-providing industries.
(3) The indexes of aggregate weekly hours are calculated by dividing the current month's estimates of aggregate hours by the corresponding annual average aggregate hours.
(4) The indexes of aggregate weekly payrolls are calculated by dividing the current month's estimates of aggregate weekly payrolls by the corresponding annual average aggregate weekly payrolls.
(5) Figures are the percent of industries with employment increasing plus one-half of the industries with unchanged employment, where 50 percent indicates an equal balance between industries with increasing and decreasing employment.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to reflect March 2020 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

Last Modified Date: January 07, 2022